Every adventure-seeker has their ultimate list of things to try whether it’s eating the most exotic food or jumping from thousands of feet from above. If you’re reading this now, we’re sure you’re looking for the most extreme activities in the Philippines that will unleash the daredevil in you. 

So to cut your research short, we’ve rounded up our top picks of the most daring and thrilling activities that will make you think twice before taking the leap. But don’t worry, these extreme activities will surely give you one hell of a ride!

8 Must-Try Extreme Adventures in the Philippines

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8. Freediving


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What better way to explore the rich marine biodiversity of the Philippine seas than through diving? In case you don’t know yet, the Philippines has been recognized as the world’s leading diving destination in the 2019 World Travel Awards. 

It’s not surprising though because, with so many spectacular coral reefs and thousands of sea creatures to welcome you underwater, it’s easy to understand why the Philippines is famous for diving. 

Where to try freediving in the Philippines: Coron, Tubbataha Reefs, Apo Reef, Anilao in Batangas

7. Wakeboarding


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If you’re still not ready to push yourself to the limit but still want some adrenaline, then wakeboarding might just be the right one for you. One of the most popular extreme activities in Philippines, wakeboarding involves riding a wakeboard on the water surface. Your wakeboard will be pulled by a motorboat or by closed-course cable systems.

Where to try wakeboarding in the Philippines Camarines Sur, Batangas, Laguna, Davao, Pampanga, Cebu

6. Surfing


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Many surfers across the world are frequenting the Philippines just to surf. The country has amazing spots for surfing, especially in Siargao and La Union. In fact, some of the biggest international surfing contests are done in the Philippines. 

Where to try surfing in the Philippines: Siargao, La Union, Zambales, Baler

5. Paragliding

Unleash the Yoon Se-ri in you and take a once-in-a-lifetime experience by trying paragliding. With paragliding, you will run fast to the edge of the hill or mountain and the parachute-like device buckled on you and your tandem will make you fly.

Where to try surfing in the Philippines: Binangonan and San Mateo in Rizal Province, and the most popular is Carmona, Cavite. 

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4. Whitewater rafting


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Another heart-pounding extreme activity in Philippines to consider with family and friends is the White Water Rafting. Before heading off to the wild rapids, you will be taught to float and get back aboard the rubber boat for safety. The rush of water and challenging rapids will leave you wanting for more. Many times, your guide will encourage you to get off the boat into the water and be drifted by the currents. Along the river, you will get to see forest birds and other animals within nature. At the end of the day, you will be given a copy of the snapshots taken during your adventurous ride in the rapids. This is definitely one of the must-try extreme activities in the Philippines!

Where to try whitewater rafting in the Philippines: Cagayan De Oro, Davao, Kalinga

3. Flyboarding


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Want to fly over water? Then try flyboarding. This extreme sport in the Philippines lets you fly up to 40 feet above the water. If you’re daring enough, you can even dive deep and stay underwater for as long as you can, and make an Iron Man entrance from the sea.

Where to try flyboarding in the Philippines: Batangas, Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Galera, Subic

2. Bungee jumping Philippines

Want to experience what extreme tourism in the Philippines is? Hold your hats (and breaths) and take the plunge with bungee jumping! This is, without a doubt, one of the must-try air and land based extreme sports in the Philippines. The most popular site for bungee jumping Philippines is Danao Adventure Park in Bohol. The activity will drop you down to about 200 meters (656 feet) high!

Where to try bungee jumping Philippines: Danao Adventure Park in Bohol

1. Skydiving

If you’re craving for some adrenaline rush and are so done with the beach bumming, then go skydiving at Skydive Cebu in Bantayan Island. They offer tandem skydiving, which is great if you want to experience the thrill for the first time. The whole activity takes about 2 hours and costs around PHP 15,000 to PHP 18,000. 

Where to try skydiving in the Philippines: Cebu

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Frequently Asked Questions About Extreme Activities in the Philippines

Q: What are the extreme activities in the Philippines?
A: From freediving into the deepest ocean bed in the country to skydiving from thousands of feet above, here are the best extreme activities in the Philippines every adventure-seekers must try.

  • Freediving
  • Wakeboarding
  • Surfing
  • Paragliding
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Flyboarding 
  • Bungee jumping Philippines
  • Skydiving

Q: What are the extreme sports in the Philippines?
A: Here’s a list of the most extreme sports in the Philippines:

  1. Surfing in Siargao
  2. Freediving in Palawan
  3. Canyoneering in Cebu ​
  4. Ultralight Flying in Pampanga
  5. Whitewater rafting in Cagayan de Oro
  6. Wakeboarding in Camarines Sur
  7. Hiking Mt. Apo
  8. Multi-Day Caving Adventure in Samar

Q: What are the land-based extreme sports in the Philippines?
A: Here are the land-based extreme sports in the Philippines every traveler must try:

  1. ATV Riding
  2. Caving
  3. Ziplining 
  4. Hiking
  5. Sandboarding 
  6. Horseback riding
  7. Rock climbing
  8. Bungee jumping

Q: What are the famous outdoor activities in Philippines?
A: This list is a mix of the epic outdoor recreational activities on land every traveler would enjoy. 

  1. Hiking
  2. Camping
  3. Glamping
  4. Picnicking
  5. Swimming 
  6. Fishing
  7. Kayaking
  8. Snorkeling
  9. Diving
  10. Rafting
  11. Biking
  12. Zip Lining

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